I could hardly remember seeing the previews for this movie, but when I saw it was released into theaters, I vaguely remembered that the previews were fairly funny.
This is one of the funniest movies I have seen
PLOT: This movie is all about Ali Davis, a hard-working, successful woman working in a sports publicity management agency, a male dominant field. She is hoping to get a promotion to “partner” at the agency, and will do whatever it takes. She wants to figure out what men think, because she is surrounded by men in her life and thinks that being able to know what they are thinking will give her the key to receiving the promotion. After a lot of drugs, getting bonked on the head, and some other crazy mishaps, Ali gets the ability to read men’s minds. But would you really want to hear every single man around you’s inner thoughts? I don’t think so. The rest of the movie is how Ali controls this so called power she has to read every thought every man has. And how her work life, romantic life, and her friend life (if that’s even a term) changes because of this power.
This movie is DEFINITELY Rated-R for language, sexual content, drugs and alcohol. But this is the funniest movie there is. I am all for R-Rated comedies, but they can definitely be a hit or miss. They either have too much vulgar language and drugs that cover the humor or the movie just isn’t funny at all. But this movie, it was DEFINITELY a hit. It was not so inappropriate to the point where it wasn’t funny, but it was just inappropriate enough to be the funniest movie of the year thus far
CAST: Now Taraji P Henson, Ali Davis, is hilarious, but when has she not been something any less than perfection? She is incredible. She is such an empowering woman (as anyone could tell from her performance in Hidden Figures) and she definitely shows that side of her in this film as well.
I was extremely please with Pete Davidson’s appearance as Danny. I have always been a Pete Davidson fan, so his surprise appearance was very pleasing. He had a fairly small supporting role, but he is his typical goofy self and I was not disappointed.
Austin Jon Moore was definitely a show stopper as Will’s 5-year-old son Ben. He is absolutely precious and is also very comedic. 10/10 will fall in love with him during the movie.
Honorable Mentions: Aldis Hodge as Will is an absolute hunk and is precious, hubby goals. Tracy Morgan as Joe “Dolla” Barry is ridiculously funny as usual. And Wendi McLendon Covey as Olivia is also her incredibly hilarious self.
This whole cast was extremely strong with comedians, and they all meshed perfectly together. This movie is extremely successful in every aspect in which it tries to be. I definitely left the movie feeling extremely good about the ending and a belly-ache from laughing so hard.
MESSAGE: This movie has so many good messages in it, the first being that men are trash (unless you’re Will) just kidding! But honestly, it really spreads an incredible message about female empowerment. Being the only woman around in her line of work, Ali is always faced with gender biases and treated as lesser. But instead of letting that stop her and discourage her, she works harder to prove men wrong, and SMALL SPOILER, she comes out not as an equal to the men at her work, but above them. She truly shows how strong, courageous, and hardworking women can be and are.
I would advise you ladies not to go see this movie with your significant other, as they will definitely feel exposed. This movie is so accurate and that’s what makes it so hilarious. This is definitely a girl’s night kind of movie (not a family movie for sure!)
But I more than recommend this movie, I actually insist on you seeing it. It is incredible and hilarious. Oh wait, did I mention it was funny?